Head coach: Mickey Arquette, fourth season
2013 record: 2-24 (0-10 Northeast, sixth)
Returning letter winners (starters): Nine (nine)
Top players: 1B Emilee Kaye (So.), 3B/P Ciera Berkemeyer (Sr.), SS Karina Cavada (So.), C Tea Rivera (Jr.), CF Jhabre Wright (Sr.)
Outlook: The Pioneers bring back nine starters as they hope to make some waves in the Northeast League.
“The team and program is in a steady improvement,” Arquette said. “Improvements on defense will help. Our pitching is not strong, but should keep us in games. Offensively, we should be better than last season.
“We’re wroking on confidence at the plate and knowledge of the (strike) zone. The entire team has a new ‘Hate to lose’ attitude.”